trouble with AIX dhcp client / Cisco dhcp server

trouble with AIX dhcp client / Cisco dhcp server

Post by Curl » Fri, 29 Mar 2002 05:06:40

I'm trying to get my AIX (5.1L) box to be a dhcp client using a Cisco
dhcp server. The server works fine with Windows 98 machines (grr),
but, while I can get an IP address and netmask (and then set up
everything else by hand), I can't get the server to return a default
route, or nameserver, or domain name to my AIX box. I've tried almost
every conceivable configuration in /etc/dhcpcd.ini, but the settings
there seem to have no effect whatsoever. A trace reveals the the
server returns the IP and netmask, lease times, etc., but never the
other parameters.

Anyone have any experience with sort of problem?



1. ISC DHCP server and Cisco proxy DHCP client feature...

A while back I asked the question, but no one replied....

While reading "Cisco Router Configuration" book by Cisco press (ISBN
1-57870-022-1). In chapter 4, when configuring dialup ppp

On page 207-208, it states :

"... the IOS software acts as a proxy DHCP client, requesting an IP
address from the DHCP server on behalf of the dialup client. This
configuration method is enabled by specifying the keyword parameter dhcp

to the peer default ip address command. The access server must also be
configured with the IP address of a DHCP server to query for address
requests via the IOS global configuration command ip dhcp-server. The IP

poos defined in the DHCP server would contain addresses from the IP
network address of the access servers's LAN interface..."

Similar info is at

My question is: Has anyone used this feature with the ISC DHCP server?
If so, what client identifier do the ciscos give the dhcp server (how
does the dhcp server  distinguish each port?) and more important: does
it work?

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